User talk:Robbie SWE

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Hello Robbie, I'm bothering you for a personal translation request:) My friend's going to get a tattoo and he asked me of which language he should have it. Can you please tell me what "she exists as long as her presence is felt" means in Romanian and Swedish? I don't want it to sound stupid as he'll have it forever; so if you have a better idea to translate with a similar meaning, I'd appreciate that :) Thank you so much in advance! Sinek 17:38, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Hey, thank you very much for your friendly response and for your translations! That really helped but.. It's a bit longer than we expected; it means more pain and more money :D To ask you for your personal oppinion, what would you advise? Something a bit shorter, like "feeling perpetuates her" or anything else you'd like. Am I being too much? :D Sorry for bothering you, and waitin for your answer. Cheers! Sinek 21:14, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
Hii! How is it goin? Well I want to thank you for your helps once again, and tell you what happened. My friend chose a Latin translation and we were at the tattoo shop with all translations I found. There was a girl with her boyfriend and they looked at the translations, then suddenly made up their mind! Her boyfriend got "Hon är alltid med mig" and she got "Imortală în sufletul meu". Not my friend, but other two guys will carry your translations forever :) Sinek 09:19, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Ett verb[edit]

Har du lust att bidra med synpunkter i raderingsdiskussionen om verbformen göro, tack? --LA2 16:56, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

commas and cedillas[edit]

Hello. If you ever want help to move Romanian entries from cedillas to commas in ro.wiktionary, let me know. I've got a script that can do the job. --flyax 00:11, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

See ro:Utilizator:Flyax/categories. It's not a great "lesson", anyhow have a look. --flyax 13:48, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

Hello. Yes, I'm wiliing to help. Here are my thoughts. First we have to find all Romanian entries with a t/s cedilla. That's easy (see the instructions on my ro.wikt page). Then we have to exclude the entries that have a second language section, i.e. Turkish. I don't know if there are other languages using these t/s cedilla characters, so I'll need your help in that. If Turkish is the only language we have to take care about, then this step is also quite simple and we can proceed to renaming all Romanian entries by bot.

The final step is to change each and every instance of t/s cedilla in the entries' body. That will be a bit more tricky because we'll have to exclude again any Turkish (or other as well?) words, existing let's say in translations or etymologies. This is something that may need to wait a bit - we wouldn't want to mess entries up. But I think we'll find a solution. So, what do you think? Do you want me to go on with movings entries for now and wait for the rest? --flyax 13:19, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for your reply!
Turkish is the only language that uses a s cedilla (Romanian was the only language using a t cedilla). I can recall boş and şah as being the only shared entries with Turkish.
I think you can go ahead and start moving entries on the condition that they remain as redirects (I would also like to explore the possibility of creating a robot that automatically creates cedilla redirects every time an article containing the new letters is created).
I'm concerned about the necessary changes to entries' body: it has to be done but I don't know how to do it. Even articles in other languages containing Romanian translations have to be dealt with.
Let me know what I can do!
Best Regards --Robbie SWE 13:38, 14 March 2011 (UTC)
OK. I think that by Friday I'll be ready to move (rename) the Romanian entries. I suggest that from now on we continue our discussion on ro.wikt. I' ll take the liberty to copy these messages there, on my discussion page. --flyax 18:00, 14 March 2011 (UTC)


I know we had talked about him before and I was supposed to be watching his edits, which I did a bit... but the sânt thing was just too much for even me, so I blocked him for 6 months. So that'll be at least a break from his viral editing. :) OH, daca nu ma recunosti, sunt Opiaterein :D Numele e nou. — [ R·I·C ] Laurent — 13:45, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi (Dick)Laurent! Yes, I remember you (an intelligent and hardworking linguist is never forgotten ;-) and thank you for blocking BaicanXXX. I've been keeping him under daily surveillance, but I just kind of stopped bothering to change his incorrect edits (there are far too many). However, the "sânt" thing really p****d me off, because it has never been correct, ever (sînt; yeah...ok, not my cup of tea but still alright; sunt...definitely!). Take care :-) --Robbie SWE 19:06, 4 June 2011 (UTC)


Salut! I wanted to be sure you spotted this discussion, in case you wanted to comment on whether User:Torvalu4 is correct that many Romanian words are from Albanian, or whether he is pushing some POV. - -sche (discuss) 20:56, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

Gender of audio in Romanian[edit]

What is the gender of this word? The translation table said it was "m f n" which seemed like a mistake to me. —CodeCat 17:26, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi! Actually it is an invariable adjective so it is not declined. I guess the person who added it meant that it is "audio" across genders. --Robbie SWE (talk) 18:09, 27 April 2013 (UTC)
Ok, thank you. —CodeCat 18:11, 27 April 2013 (UTC)


Pot deveni tău amic? --Æ&Œ (talk) 13:11, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

I don't get your request? --Robbie SWE (talk) 13:15, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
Can I be your friend? --Æ&Œ (talk) 13:16, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
Aren't we all friends on Wiktionary? ;-) (PS: just to help you with your Romanian: it should be "pot deveni amicul tău?") --Robbie SWE (talk) 13:19, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Did you get my next message? --Æ&Œ (talk) 21:28, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Can you double‐check this? --Æ&Œ (talk) 08:47, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Seems alright to me. --Robbie SWE (talk) 19:24, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Cum se spune «I can speak Romanian» în română? --Æ&Œ (talk) 18:53, 7 April 2014 (UTC)


Hi, what's the plural form of that Romanian demonym? I wasn't too sure about it. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 19:17, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi, I'll go back and add the correct forms. --Robbie SWE (talk) 19:27, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Now, for the plural form of Romanian nauruan. Besides, the feminine parameter doesn't seem to work unless I add the plural form, apparently. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 16:45, 12 September 2014 (UTC) want me to check it and add the feminine plural? --Robbie SWE (talk) 16:48, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Feel free to do so. I mean, the feminine form doesn't display unless the plural is entered. All I did was to make a guess. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 16:51, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Ok, I'll do so. --Robbie SWE (talk) 17:03, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
What's the plural form of niuean? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 20:30, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
It's niueni and I added it. --Robbie SWE (talk) 21:03, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Category:Missing Romanian plurals[edit]

Hi Robbie. In case you're interested in Romanian plurals, I recently made a category of Romanian entries missing plurals. Perhaps you could check some, and if you have time you could create the plurals (WT:ACCEL is a good tool for doing this). --Type56op9 (talk) 11:18, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi! Thank you for the initiative! I'm gonna take a look and contribute when I'll have the time. --Robbie SWE (talk) 12:51, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Checking up on BAICAN XXX[edit]

He's been contributing more after his warning. It all looks good to me, but I know next to no Romanian, so I'd appreciate if you could check his edits as well. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 00:18, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

I've checked yesterday's translations and most were ok. But I don't get Baican's sudden "love" for diminutives and plurals - he added quite a few and he doesn't provide any additional information such as etymology, pronunciation, inflection or what they actually mean. For instance perniță means (1) cushion, (2) pinball, pincushion, (3) hassock, (4) shoulder pad etc. In Baican's latest contributions he includes pronunciation templates but doesn't actually provide IPA or SAMPA pronunciations. Doesn't that mess up the categories - words lacking pronunciation appear as if they do? --Robbie SWE (talk) 12:06, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

victorie a la Pyrrhus[edit]

Eu stau și mă mir cu ce nonșalanță faci tu uz de verificabilitatea modului corect de scriere de la ro.Wikipediaǃ ... Doar dacă mă gândesc că pe acolo se mișcă în voie de vreo câteva luni bune un agramat ca userul Andrei Bacria, mă umflă râsul despre această verificabilitate, des invocată de tine, privind ro.W.BAICAN XXX (talk) 19:53, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

"I'm wondering, with what nonchalance you rely on the verifiability of the correct way of writing on ro.Wikipedia! ... Just when I start to think, that around there for the last couple of months, the ignorant user Andrei Bacria has been lurking, I start to laugh at this verifiability, often invoked by you, in relation to ro.Wikipedia"
(Translation for those who are interested) --Robbie SWE (talk) 18:28, 11 January 2016 (UTC)


Is there a problem with the word?

Jdogno2 (talk) 12:39, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi Jdogno2! No, there's no problem with the word. I was a bit concerned, because the hits I got on Google weren't convincing enough. However, a fellow user has provided citations, so I apologise for my disbelief. Keep up the good work! --Robbie SWE (talk) 18:03, 30 January 2016 (UTC)